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River Safari

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Address: 6080 Mud Lake Rd | Yellowhead Hwy #5, Blue River, British Columbia V0E 1J0, Canada
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+1 250-673-2309
09:00 - 16:00
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The RIVER SAFARI is an unforgettable and awe-inspiring one hour ride...

The RIVER SAFARI is an unforgettable and awe-inspiring one hour ride through Grizzly Bear Valley, located in the picturesque Monashee Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. In the heart of the world's only inland temperate rainforest, our specially designed, eco-friendly boats will voyage through the mountains' glaciers & jade-coloured waters in search of bear, moose, eagle and osprey, only a few of the magnificent creatures we see during this breathtaking Canadian wilderness experience! You can also join us for an incredible Jeep Safari, we take passengers on our 4*4 off-road Jeeps for another "Amazing Hour" to the mountains' peaks! Experience first hand the intimate adventure of seeing, touching and tasting the foods and habitat of the bears in this unique rainforest. Combine your hour on the River with our Jeep adventure for a SUPER SAFARI! Duration is approximately 2.5 hours.

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Expensive, but for us worth it!

At the point we arrived at the Blue River Safari we had been in Canada for a week and seen very little wildlife. I think we were just unlucky as others we came into contact with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 January 2017
Jenny W
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Hasselt, Belgium
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We did this safari as it was highly recommended by a friend. As we had seen 3 bears in the wild before we went to do this safari, we had high hopes to see many bears here and up close. We only saw 1 bear from a distance during this safari so that was very disappointing. We payed 96CAD/person for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

At the point we arrived at the Blue River Safari we had been in Canada for a week and seen very little wildlife. I think we were just unlucky as others we came into contact with had seen lots. So we decided to do the River Safari, I think on purchasing the tickets we were encouraged to also go for... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Totally worth stopping to this small tour company. Their building is awesome,didn't try the food but looked good. Went on a boat tour to see bears, was amazing ! Staff was knowledgeable and we went so close to some bears. So nice to see them in their natural environment. Coats, rain jackets, blankets provided depending on the weather. So good!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This was the highlight of my hotel on our 10 day trip to the Rockies , this was a first for Newmarket holidays who we went with , we were all given life jackets and asked if we wanted blankets to keep warm , the guide was very knowledgable and told us all about the bears around the area and... More 

Thank kim_shkurenko
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Well worth the money and time. Went on a very cold day in October, they provided coats and blankets. The guide was very good, he managed to find 2 black bears for us to watch and he tried to find a moose he'd seen earlier (no luck there but the effort was appreciated). Will definitely be back!!

Thank Tyler G
Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

A not to be missed opportunity to see Black Bears. The person who took our trip was very knowledgeable & we had some stunning bear sightings (we saw 5 or 6 bears). You don't have to book, just turn up & in our case we only had to wait about 20 minutes as they have a number of boats available.... More 

Thank David C
Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

After 10 days of hiking trails in Banff and Jasper national parks, without seeing any bears, we decided to take the river safari. At almost $100 per person for an hours boat trip, it's not cheap, but at least we did see a black bear. The guide was very good and provided information about the area and wildlife. Worth the... More 

Thank Phil G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

River safari has several options of safari transport, we took the boat option. Wow! Two bear sightings within the first 15 mins. The bears will along the lake / river edge if your lucky. Good for photos and viewing. They don't seem to be bothered about the boats either.

Thank SW-coldash
Beckermet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to do this at the last minute when passing, so glad we did! Very professional but in a relaxed way, we saw 3 black bears, foraging along the lake shore and were able to spend plenty of time observing each and getting some great photos. Our guide was extremely knowledgable and generous with his time, as well as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This experience was part of our tour across the Rockies and it was excellent a real thrill. We were able to see bears and the boat trip is amazing. Our guide was able to provide lots of information and made everything very enjoyable.

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